Director Joss Whedon, known for his Buffy the Vampire Slayer series and superhero flicks like The Avengers and the upcoming Batgirl, is also known for his profane hatred for conservatives. You may remember, for example, his vile tweet wishing that Paul Ryan would get raped by a rhino horn, or other vicious attacks on President Trump and conservatives, which we have covered here at TruthRevolt. Whedon is also known for his very vocal virtue-signaling about feminism, and now it seems his ex-wife has something to say about that.
At the left-leaning Hollywood biz site The Wrap, Kai Cole, married to Whedon for 16 years, has posted a very personal piece brutally exposing his rampant infidelity and denouncing him as a "hypocrite preaching feminist ideals":
He always had a lot of female friends, but he told me it was because his mother raised him as a feminist, so he just liked women better. He said he admired and respected females, he didn’t lust after them. I believed him and trusted him. On the set of “Buffy,” Joss decided to have his first secret affair.
Joss admitted that for the next decade and a half, he hid multiple affairs and a number of inappropriate emotional ones that he had with his actresses, co-workers, fans and friends, while he stayed married to me.
Then later, after he confessed everything, he told me, “I let myself love you. I stopped worrying about the contradiction. As a guilty man I knew the only way to hide was to act as though I were righteous. And as a husband, I wanted to be with you like we had been. I lived two lives.”
Despite understanding, on some level, that what he was doing was wrong, he never conceded the hypocrisy of being out in the world preaching feminist ideals, while at the same time, taking away my right to make choices for my life and my body based on the truth. He deceived me for 15 years, so he could have everything he wanted. I believed, everyone believed, that he was one of the good guys, committed to fighting for women’s rights, committed to our marriage, and to the women he worked with. But I now see how he used his relationship with me as a shield, both during and after our marriage, so no one would question his relationships with other women or scrutinize his writing as anything other than feminist.
[P]ublicly people only know his superficial presentation of us: him as the lovable geek-feminist and me in the background, as his wife and supporter... Now that it is finally public, I want to let women know that he is not who he pretends to be. I want the people who worship him to know he is human, and the organizations giving him awards for his feminist work, to think twice in the future about honoring a man who does not practice what he preaches.
How will this affect Whedon's career and how his fans view him? Probably not at all. No political party has a monopoly on infidelity and hypocrisy, but Progressives -- feminists in particular -- have a knack for rationalizing away their idols' hypocritical abuse of women (Teddy Kennedy and Bill Clinton, to name two prominent examples). Feminists who turn a blind eye to the treatment of women under Islam certainly won't be exercised by Whedon's affairs. They'll simply don their pussy hats or their Handmaid's Tale costumes and continue to focus all their outrage on Donald Trump's purported misogyny.